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AXUG Academy - Dynamics AX 2012 Development I & II (Apr 2014)

Instructor-led training on-line!

Learn how to install and configure Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012! This course is open to all AXUG users and Partners.

In this class, students will learn how to develop customizations for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 software. The class will start with an overview of the development environment and terminology used in its development, then it will progress to reviewing the object model for Dynamics AX 2012, then on to core development and will also include customizations for services and reports. Students will learn the native X++ language that is used in Dynamics AX 2012 development. This course will prepare students to take the Microsoft Dynamics AX Development Introduction certification exam offered through Prometric. Development I (course number 80303A) & Developement II  (course number 80304A).

Class Dates
April 2014 Session:
April 7-11, 14-18, 21-25

Class times
1 - 3 p.m. (All times are Eastern)

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic features of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • Review basic form navigation.
  • Review the architecture of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • Describe the options for making development changes in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • Describe the theory of Model Driven Architecture in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • Review licensing and configuration.
  • Explain the MorphX development environment and the Application Object Tree.
  • Design tables using MorphX.
  • Describe the different data types within Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Create a new table.
  • Learn how to create and modify indexes using MorphX.
  • Describe relations on Microsoft Dynamics AX tables.
  • Learn how to create and modify Enumerated data types.
  • Learn how to create and modify views.
  • Design and build Forms in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Join two data sources on a form.
  • Create customized menus and menu items.
  • Create a form using form templates.
  • Know the components of a list page.
  • Create a new FactBox.
  • Describe the elements of Role Based Security in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Setup a new user.
  • Assign roles to a user.
  • Assign a security role to a user.
  • Edit duties assigned to a role.
  • Edit privileges assigned to a duty.
  • Edit permissions assigned to a privilege.
  • Search for roles with access to a menu item.

Identify key features of developing with X++:

  • Describe the basic foundation of object-oriented programming.
  • Use the development tools available within Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • Create object and data models from existing application elements by using the Reverse Engineering tool.
  • Use best practices to instill good programming habits.
  • Declare and use extended data types for variables.
  • Use the various operators available in X++.
  • Control program flow using conditional statements in X++.
  • Repetitively call the same blocks of code by using Loop statements.
  • Use standard functions that are built in to the application.
  • Use output commands to display data and messages to the user.
  • Use the classes within Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 X++ development.
  • Control access to methods using Access Control Method Modifiers.
  • Extend a class using the concept of inheritance.
  • Describe the differences between an object and a class.
  • Initialize variables in the appropriate place according to scoping rules.
  • Call methods within the same class.
  • Use the different method types available.
  • Describe the similarities and differences between tables and classes.
  • Use the eventing publisher and subscriber model when modifying code in the application.
  • Retrieve data from the database using a select statement.
  • Create, update and delete data in the database.
  • Use and build queries using kernel classes.
  • Examine the exception handling mechanism in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Use the Try, Catch, and Retry statements.
  • Throw an exception from code.
  • Identify and create code used to handle optimistic concurrency exceptions.
  • Set permissions on application elements.
  • Design and create security policies.
  • Secure unsafe Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) using the Code Access Security framework.
  • Authenticate data returned from display methods.

Instructor: University of Mary

Audience: Those interested in development of Dynamics AX 2012.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Students interested in attending this class should have development experience in an object-oriented programming language such as C++, .Net or Java.

Preparation: Once registered through AXUG Academy you will be contacted by the University of Mary for additional registration information.

Delivery Method: Group Internet-based

CPE Credits: By participating in this class you are eligible to earn up to 30 CPE credits which will be distributed automatically following class completion. Class participation will be monitored and you will not receive CPE credit for any portion of the class that you do not appear fully engaged

The AXUG Academy offers the unique ability to learn from recognized experts while sitting at your own desk. AXUG Academy provides an instructor-led learning environment coupled with hands-on training. You can practice the content and apply the curriculum immediately, instead of just watching. Classes are conducted with a combination of a conference call/VOIP, and a remote desktop connection. The detailed instructions for connecting and attending the class will be sent a day or two prior to class.

Note: Preview Members are not eligible for the Premium Member discount.

To maintain an optimal training environment, each person attending the class is required to register separately.  If more than one attendee per registration participates, their organization will be billed for the additional attendees. With registration, you agree to the terms related to Distance Learning classes as included here.  Instructor and/or agenda are subject to change.

Event Type

Academy Training

Registration Costs

Basic Membership Cost: $2,700.00
Premium Membership Cost: $2,700.00



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